Photo by Tim Engle
preston castle

For three weekends in October, Preston Castle in Ione opens its doors to the region’s eeriest, most genuine haunted house experience. Rumored to be haunted, the castle has been a filming location for several horror movies and featured on television series including “Ghost Hunters,” “Ghost Adventures” and “Ghost Asylum.” In October, the haunting goes to a new level with props, sounds, special effects and (some very creepy-looking) actors. The Preston Castle Haunt is not recommended for young children, but is a magnificent scare for grown-ups who enjoy a good arm-clutching scream. Oct. 11–12, 18–19, 25–26, 7–10 p.m. Tickets $30 general ($40 fast pass). All proceeds benefit the foundation that maintains the castle. prestoncastlehaunt.com